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4/17/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Evelyn J. Carstensen
Evelyn J. Carstensen
Evelyn J. (Mrs. Hobart "Hoby") Carstensen, 80, of DeWitt died Wednesday evening, April 17, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center-DeWitt.

The family will receive visitors 3-6 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt.

A Service of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, at Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt, with the Rev. Ron Rafferty officiating.

Burial will follow in the Kvindherred Cemetery, Calamus.

Evelyn was born Evelyn Joan Sass March 24, 1933, in rural Clayton County to Fred and Jennie Russell Sass.

She graduated from Waukon High School in 1950. She went on to receive a teaching certificate from Luther College and later, bachelor's degrees in elementary education and history from Upper Iowa University.

Evelyn married Ward "Pete" Klug September 5, 1954. Together they owned and operated the Meadow Mist Motel in Oelwein until his death Jan. 19, 1965. She married Hoby Carstensen Dec. 19, 1970. He preceded her in death on July 16, 2011.

Evelyn was an elementary school teacher at Oelwein, Postville and Calamus community schools and a substitute teacher in many schools. In later years, she helped on the family farm south of Calamus.

Evelyn was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Calamus School Board for nine years, and later served on many school commit-tees.

Evelyn was the Lutheran Brotherhood branch communicator for Our Savior's Lutheran Church for many years and served as clerk of Olive Township for several years.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Linda and David Whitman of Grand Mound, and Lans and Karla Carstensen of Santa Clarita, Calif.; grandchildren, Peter (Lydia), Bryan, and Karen Whitman, Andrea and Benjamin Carsten-sen and Chance Klug; great-grandchildren, Ruth and Elizabeth; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Sass of Emily, Minn.; a brother-in-law, Carl Klug of Oelwein; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husbands, Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, two sons Peter and Lowell, and a brother, Fredric Sass.

Condolences may be expressed and photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomeshomes.com.

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